Denver, CO asked in Real Estate Law for Arizona

Q: how can a fully owned home with no taxes liens, judgments etc. are owed be sold in a sheriff auction w/ NO prior notice

there are no HOA or relative fees owed by the owner of the house mortgage is paid taxes are paid etc yet some lawer from Scottsdale is chasing after a fee in which the homeowner never hired to begin with and ended up getting a judge to sign something so the house was sold under sheriff auction and the homeowner was NEVER notified about any judgements or about the home being put up for sale without his consent.. how can someone go after ones home when the home has nothing to do with whatever fines he is trying to acrue from the victim and then the victims home get sold when the owner had zero prior knowledge to A:the person looking for $ and B: the home being put up for sale thru the sheriff. i understand if there was a tax lien or HOA or mortgage not paid and a company go after ones home in that matter like foreclosure but this is a very shady and sketchy situation in which my family is dealing with ... plz I need help understanding redemption time etc. thank you

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Peter H. Westby

Answered
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Your question cannot be answered until a real estate attorney reviews all of the documents and facts to learn exactly what happened. I recommend that you immediately consult with a real estate attorney and have this investigated so that you will know your legal rights and options. This is time sensitive. Legal rights can be lost if you do not act promptly.

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